The holidays not only bring gift giving and family get-togethers but a plethora of movies at the multiplex.  This is the busiest time of year for the film industry, and in order to fill any...
 Books on StageNov 17-18, 11am, 3pm and 5pm Sat, 3pm Sun. A children’s ballet by the Springfield Youth Performance Group. Sensory-friendly performance at 11am Sat. $5. Hoogland Center for the A...

Lower sensory experiences during special hours

The Kidzeum of Health and Science in downtown Springfield is a high-energy, bright, colorful and sometimes noisy place where children are actively engaged, using all of their senses.  Exhibits fo...
 Do timeouts work in your household? Do they extinguish your kids’ bad behavior? Do you find detentions and other punishments used at school pretty effective too? Great! You’ll have no use fo...

Kids activities August to October

 AnnieAug 9-12, 8pm Thu-Sun. Directed by Carly Shank. Sponsored by RSM. themuni.org. The Muni, 815 E. Lake Dr., 793-MUNI.Illinois State FairAug 9-19, Thu-Sun. So much to do we can’t list everyt...
 Many families’ back-to-school shopping list will include a new backpack this fall. Don’t buy the cheapest one you can find, advises Dr. Paul Venturini, a Springfield chiropractic physician....

Three months of family-friendly events in central Illinois

 Glow Run/Walk 5KMay 11, 7-9:30pm Fri. Hosted by the Ronald McDonald House Teen Council. $30 for adults 18 and up; $20 for students 12-18; free to kids 12 and under. rmhc-centralillinois.org. 528...
 Whenever we take a family outing to St. Louis, I always yearn to visit the St. Louis Art Museum, but it never ends up happening. The reason? Precisely because it’s a family outing. I’m afrai...

Helping kids feed themselves

 It had been a while since I’d drunk a hot cup of coffee. Every morning I’d brew a cup, and there it would sit, usually forgotten under the coffeemaker while I bustled around making my five-a...

TRIO helps tackle problems, while reassuring parents

 Deanna Blackwell, director of the TRIO program at Lincoln Land Community College, got word that a student had a serious medical issue so she got in her car and went to the hospital.As Deanna say...

Population: growing

 It takes a village to raise a child. We all have a village. Some are big and traditional (large extended family who live nearby, helpful neighbors who know and love and look out for your kids) a...

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